Letter from Gertrude Bugler to Thomas Hardy, 4 February 1925

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Dear Mr Hardy.

I think I ought to tell you that I have written to Mr Harrison to tell him that I cannot play "Tess" after all!

I cannot part with Diana and my husband is not very happy about it all and I have no right to sacrifice [Page 2] [Page 3] [Page 4] their happiness.

I do not think Mr Harrison will mind very much, for he probably knows that Miss Thorndike is likely to produce the play later and that with her reputation the play is [more] likely to ^will^ be a greater success

In a way, I am sorry, but I think it will be for the best.

Yours sincerely,

Gertrude Bugler.